This module discusses the basic concepts and principles that underpin geomorphic landforms and processes operating at the Earth's surface in a great variety of landscapes around the globe. It presents the significance of time and space scales for recognizing process-form linkages in different environments and the interactions between fluids and sediment transport that result in the formation and development of a variety of landforms. Topics covered include: history of geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, chaos, fractals, self-organisation, coastal environments, aeolian systems, glacial landscapes, weathering & mass wasting, soils & vegetation. The module includes a sand-pile experiment exercise.
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10 double lectures and one laboratory practical, first term.
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